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Masha

A young woman returns to her hometown to confront the gang of hoodlums who protected her when she was growing up.

Drama 2021 86 mins Not rated

Director: Anastasiya Palchikova

Overview

Thirteen-year-old Masha has grown up between the boxing ring and the streets of a provincial Russian town in the turbulent '90s. Her closest friends are loathed local young gangsters who kill, rob, steal and terrorise the town. But in young girl’s eyes they're the salt of the Earth, a family that loves and protects her. Masha discovers the taste for jazz and dreams of becoming a singer. Ultimately, she realises who the men around her truly are, and what they had done to her family. Once grown up, Masha leaves hometown for Moscow in attempt to start new life. But when the past catches up with her Masha is forced to return to the place where she spent her childhood in an attempt at closure.